At least 11 people including 4 kids were killed and 2 others sustained wounds as the jeep they were traveling in was hit by a goods train at an unmanned crossing in Indian state of Bihar on Saturday night, authority said on Sunday.
The tragedy took place as the train passing through the crossing hit the jeep with 13 people on-board on its track between Majhaulia and Sugauli railway stations in West Champaran district of the state, confirmed, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saurabh Kumar said.
The crash killed 4 people on the spot, while 7 others succumbed to their critical wounds at the hospital they were whisked off.
The jeep was reported to be carrying members of a marriage party, including the groom and his close relatives, to Sugauli from Babutola.- Ubalert
“The accident took place at the unmanned Rajghat railway crossing near Bettiah, about 200 km from Patna, when the car carrying people from a wedding including the groom, was hit by the goods train.” – NDTV
Train hits jeep at unmanned crossing, 11 killed in West Champaran
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The accident occurred last evening when the jeep carrying 13 members of a marriage party was hit by a goods train while it was trying to cross an unmanned crossing at Gobrahi-Rajghat between Majhaulia and Sugauli railway stations, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saurabh Kumar said.
While four occupants died on the spot, seven others succumbed to injuries in hospital, he said, adding the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
Two of the injured were undergoing treatment at a hospital where their condition was stated to be critical, he said.
The ill-fated vehicle was carrying members of a marriage party, including the groom and his close relatives, from Babutola to Sugauli (East Champaran), he said.
Meanwhile, the East Central Railway (ECR) DRM Arun Malik visited the spot and ordered manning of the railway crossing there, the SP said.
In Patna, chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expressed grief over the incident and directed the district administration to undertake rescue and relief works.
He has also appealed to road users to be careful while passing through unmanned crossing.”